CHARLES A. MILLER, MERIDEN: Machinist.
Charles A. Miller, who occupies the position of master mechanic at the works of the Wilcox Silver Plate Company
in Meriden, was born in Peterborough, Hillsborough county, N. H., June z, 1830, and was educated in the Peterborough
academy. He learned the trade of a machinist and remained in Peterborough until £862, when he removed to
Meriden and was employed there as a toolmaker and contractor in the works of Parker, Snow, Brooks & Co., in
the manufacture of Springfield rifles for the government, and in making the Scott & Triplet rifle for the state
of Kentucky. At the close of the war he became master mechanic of J. Wilcox & Co.'s woolen mill and remained
there for eight years. He was then employed for a short time as a toolmaker for the Parker shot gun. The present
position he has held for a number of years. Mr. Miller was married June 7, 1854, to Miss Sarah M. Ames, daughter
of Alvah and Betsey Ames, and has two sons and one daughter. He is a republican in politics and was a member of
the Meriden city council in £870, 1871, and 1875. He is a member of the Center Congregational church and
belongs to Meriden Lodge, No. 77, F. and A. M., of Meriden, and to the Order of the Iron Hall.
Illustrated Popular Biography
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891
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